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this issue of some less serious hours to your tuition, I appeal from the severity of censure to the mercy of your judgments; and shall rate it at a higher value than when it was mine own, if you only allow it the favour of adoption. Thus, as your happiness in the fruition of each other's love proceeds to a constancy; so the truth of mine shall appear less unshaken, as you shall please to continue in your good opinions
LANGUAGE and matter, with a fit of mirth,
But where's now such a one, in which these three,
Wit, wit's the word in fashion, that alone
He who will venture on a jest, that can
Your favours in what we present to-day;
In which, if so he have not hit all right,
See the Dedication to the Sun's Darling.
AURIA, a noble Genoese.
dependents on ADURNI.
} citizens of Genoa. }
SPINELLA, wife to Auria.
THE LADY'S TRIAL.
ACT I. SCENE I.
A Room in the House of AURIA.
Enter Piero and FUTELLI, at opposite doors.
Piero. AccoMPLISHED man of fashion!
Fut. The times' wonder ! Gallant of gallants, Genoa's Piero ! Piero. Italy's darling, Europe's joy, and so
forth! The newest news ? unvamp'd ?
Fut. I am no foot-post,
2 The newest news ? unvamp'd ?] i.c. fresh, genuine, not patched up.
Will carry either sense :--but in pure earnest,
Fut. Auria, who lately,
Piero. Does not carry His pretty thing along.
Fut. Leaves her to buffet Land-pirates here at home.
Piero. That's thou and I;
Piero. Is all my signor's hospitality,
Fut. Hold thy peace, man; It makes for us :- he comes, let's part demurely.
[They take different sides.